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  1. Your Weekend Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    This is your victory lap, America. With two days remaining and more golds to come, the medal-count war is no longer in doubt: U.S.: 41 Golds, 94 Medals Overall China: 37 Golds, 81 Medals Overall The Beijing Olympics are avenged! Breathe easy a...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  2. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. About Last Night: Queens of the Beach

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings won their third-straight gold medal in beach volleyball, beating fellow Americans April Ross and Jen Kessy in...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    First, the good news: The U.S. is now leading China in the medal count, and it looks like a permanent margin. BOOM! U.S.: 81 Medals, 34 Golds China: 77 Medals, 36 Golds My man Daniel G., inventor of Saber-Medal-Trics — a system that uses...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  5. Your Wednesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    There are just five days of competition left in the Olympics, and China stays tantalizingly out of reach in the medal count: China: 34 gold medals, 73 overall U.S.: 30 gold medals, 70 overall Reader Daniel G. has invented Saber-Medal-Trics, wh...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Your Tuesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Let's get right to the good stuff: The Sino-American Medal Count Showdown China: 64 medals, 31 golds United States: 63 medals, 29 golds Reader Daniel G. e-mailed me today detailing a new system he invented, which I'm calling Saber-Medal-trics,...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  7. Your Monday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    If you made it through the weekend without becoming an Olympic burnout zombie, congratulations. You've done well, and your reward is a very interesting development in the battle for national pride. A full week has passed, and the showdown with China ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  8. Your Weekend Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    As a veteran Olympic spectator, I've seen a lot of young hotshots come along who think they can swing with the top dogs. They roar out of the gate with guns ablaze over the first weekend, showing off by watching obscure events like the sailing qualif...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  9. Top 10 Moments From the First Week of the Olympics

    Shane Ryan

    If you haven't been reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides ... well, you should be reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides. Shane has traded his sanity and sleep schedule to watch pretty much every jump, leap, shot, throw, heave, dive, and v...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    OK, so we've officially made it through six days of Olympic action, and I wanted to take a moment to say that I'm proud of all of you. American, Canadian, whatever you happen to be, I'm swelling with pride. But mostly I'm proud of the Americans. Grea...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  11. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    It's easy for me to sit here, all smug and satisfied, outlining a rigorous Olympic schedule and demanding that you follow through. I get that. A lot of you might be wondering: Can this guy walk the walk? Or is he like the fat coach in an old tracksui...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  12. Your Wednesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa! We've got a busy day, and there's no time for chatter. Let's jump right in. You know the drill by now. With this guide, which can be followed with one computer and one TV with cable, we're aiming to see every gold-medal event and every team-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  13. Your Tuesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Scene: Shane Ryan on his computer Monday afternoon, fighting the good fight, trying to love his country despite the best efforts of technology. It's the 200-meter freestyle, one of the premier events of the swimming program, and Ryan Lochte is fighti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. Your Monday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Before we get going, forgive me as I become the 6,087,345th person to rant about NBC's decision not to air the swimming finals live on television. Put simply, it's a disgrace. I don't think I need to enumerate the reasons why it's a repugnant move fr...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. Your Weekend Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    LISTEN UP, gang. The Olympics are here, and we're all excited. But there's a lot going on, and I know it can be hard to catch all the relevant action. You need to focus. You don't want to dishonor your country, do you? I still have nightmares about O...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Blake's Un-Cheerio Day

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Blake Griffin tore his meniscus at a Team USA scrimmage and will miss the Olympic Games in London. Which is particularly sad when you consider that, asid...

    Blog | July 13, 2012